cucking stool


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cuck·ing stool

 (kŭk′ĭng)
n.
A chair formerly used to punish offenders, in which a person was tied and exposed to public derision or ducked in water.

[Middle English cukking stol, from cukken, to defecate, of Scandinavian origin; see kakka- in Indo-European roots.]

cucking stool

(ˈkʌkɪŋ)
n
(Historical Terms) history a stool to which suspected witches, scolds, etc, were tied and pelted or ducked into water as a punishment. Compare ducking stool
[C13 cucking stol, literally: defecating chair, from cukken to defecate; compare Old Norse kúkr excrement]

cuck′ing stool`

(ˈkʌk ɪŋ)
n.
an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was strapped, to be mocked or ducked in water.
[1175–1225; Middle English cucking stol literally, defecating stool]
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Noun1.cucking stool - an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in watercucking stool - an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water
instrument of punishment - an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person
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A CUCKING stool, which dipped the occupants in water, was used to punish disorderly women and dishonest tradesmen.
The difference between actual life and artistic representation may also be explained by comparing characters such as the Wife of Bath or Uxor Noe with vocally aggressive "real world" women who could find themselves on a cucking stool or fitted with a "scold's bridle, an iron mask intended to still the tongue," for using language in a similar way (p.